Answers to Life On Land Discipline










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Subject: Life On Land
Goal number 15 is about Life on Land and is described:

A flourishing life on land is the foundation for our life on this planet. We are all part of the planet’s ecosystem and we have caused severe damage to it through deforestation, loss of natural habitats and land degradation. Promoting a sustainable use of our ecosystems and preserving biodiversity is not a cause. It is the key to our own survival

There are max. 10 points per question.

Question 1:
Target 15.5 talks about biodiversity – but what is that?
  1. Biodiversity is the knowledge of everything alive
  2. Biodiversity is a term used by biologists to describe the meaning of life
  3. Biodiversity generally refers to the variety and variability of life on Earth
Write the answer to the question
Question 2:
Target 15.8 talks about invasive alien species! But what is that in the UN definition?
  1. Small green men with multiple heads from other solar systems invading the Earth
  2. Live-forms superior to the national chosen symbolic live-forms
  3. Organisms that are non-native to an ecosystem, and can disrupt local ecosystems
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Question 3:
This is the Icon of target 15.7. What is the target about?
  1. We must shoot and kill all tigers
  2. Trafficking of protected species must stop
  3. Tigers and other large animals must be limited in number because they eat and pollute to much
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Question 4:
Target 15.B is all about sustainable forest management. In Finland they have changed the way the forest are managed – after a lot of clear-cuttings in the 1950's and 1960's the woods have been replanted and are now larger that before the 1950's.

How many trees are estimated to grow in Finland nowadays according to The Natural Resources Institute of Finland?

  1. 50 billion trees
  2. 70 billion trees
  3. 80 billion trees
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Question 5:
Look at the icon for target 15.6. It consists of 3 parts. The bigger part in the middle – what is that the symbol of?
  1. A twisted ladder illustrating that the way to a better world might be twisted
  2. The structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid): the genetic code of organisms
  3. A plant part showing all the different and diverse spots where leaves can grow
Write the answer to the question
Question 6:
Target 15.5 mentions "natural habitats". Especially in very "long" countries, several habitat types can exist. According to the "Svenske Nationalparker" how many different major habitat types are present in Sweden?
  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
Write the answer to the question
Question 7:
Target 15.4. Who has a bigger part to play in reaching this Goal? Norway or Denmark?
  1. Norway since there are mountains in Norway
  2. Denmark since there are mountains in Denmark
  3. Equal since they both have the same amount of high mountains
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Question 8:
Design a better icon for target 15.7. Materials/method is free of choice.

You will be judged on how understandable your icon is and creativeness.

Upload a picture of your icon.

Answer (by file):
Question 9:
What is THE BEST scout activity to support Goal 15? Illustrate or act the activity.

Your answer MUST contain information about the age-group and the number of people the activity is designed for.

You have free choice of method/materials but you must upload one picture with all your information.

Answer (by file):
Cool activity
Question 10:
Think of a way to raise money (by donating to a local organization working for one of the goals) where you COMBINE collecting money with doing an activity that fits with one of the goals.

An example: Organize a trash-pick-up at the local forest. Sort all the trash and sell what can be sold. Donate the money to a local organization who plants new forest.

You are being judged on the feasibility of the activity and how you present it.

Answer by uploading a picture (which can be of a written statement or anything else creative you can think of).

Answer (by file):
Cool activity

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